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Josh recommends some of the latest jazz new releases, including a couple of bassists, some jazz harmonica, a bit of free-form improv and electronica experimentation.
Josh revisits Miles Davis's pivotal recording In a Silent Way, quieter little brother to the following year's Bitches Brew.
Josh enjoys the heady mix of accordion, piano, and bass clarinet on Stefanie Kunkler Ymonos's Amateur, composer and double bassist Kunklers's eminently listenable second album for Unit Records.
Between 1955 and 1957 pianist and composer Herbie Nichols recorded four classic albums before passing away in obscurity in 1964, leaving it to later generations to discover his true genius. Matt argues the case for placing Nichols alongside Monk in the pantheon of jazz pianists.
Matt enjoys Tony Kofi's jazz salute to the music and influence of Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley.
Norwegian jazz-thrashers, moody ambiences, lost fusion-gems rediscovered and more in the latest new release round-up.
This week Josh pirouettes to Mingus's celebrated jazz-ballet The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady for the latest Classic Album choice.
The jazz world loses one of the originators of 'The Cool School', saxophonist Lee Konitz.
One of the finest jazz recordings of the eighties, Steve Lacy's Morning Joy continues to hold its fascination over thirty years later.
Josh immerses himself in the prophetic messages of Shabaka and the Ancestors.
A roundup of the best new releases, with some terrific new albums from female composers and performers.
Ellis Marsalis jr, pianist, educator and father of Wynton and Branford, has passed away from suspected COVID-19 infection.
This week Josh revisits John Coltrane's timeless mid-period masterpiece Giant Steps.
The new releases keep on coming, no matter what! Matt offers his pick of the most interesting sounds out there, from Africa to South America, Poland to Scandinavia.
Bass supremo Shri presents a selection of his vivid tone poems, recorded in a hut in the Norwegian mountains with Bugge Wesseltoft and guests.
It was a sad coincidence to hear of McCoy Tyner's passing shortly after posting this Classic Album Review of The Real McCoy. Thankfully Tyner's wonderful 60-year contribution to music lives on.
Anybody for some Georgian folk music crossed with microtonal jazz? What's that? I read your mind... then join us for the latest jazz new release round-up.
Ivo Neame and Jim Hart set the controls for the heart of the sun on the terrific Multiverse project.
Herbie Hancock's Thrust is a jazz-funk tour de force that saw the keyboard whiz-kid experimenting with new gear and an exciting new drummer.
New albums from pianist Aaron Diehl, drummer Trilok Gurtu, guitar legend Pat Metheny, fusion from Eric Vloeimans and a compilation of Maynard Ferguson live in the mid-seventies.